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Community Water Fluoridation

As part of the Region of Peel's comprehensive approach to preventing oral disease, the level of naturally occurring fluoride in Peel's lake-based municipal water supply is adjusted to an optimal concentration range to protect against tooth decay.

Many provincial, national and international organizations including the Ontario Dental Association, Health Canada, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support community water fluoridation.

Research shows that community water fluoridation is:

  • an effective way to prevent tooth decay
  • safe
  • beneficial to all residents regardless of age or socioeconomic status
  • cost-effective

For more information about fluoride and community water fluoridation, check our frequently asked questions or one of the other resources.

Region of Peel Council

On March 9, 2017, Peel Regional Council approved Resolution 2017-185 (see page 6) related to community water fluoridation in Peel.

Community Water Fluoridation Committee 2016

In 2016, Peel Regional Council established a new committee to more closely examine community water fluoridation.

The Community Water Fluoridation Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available online:

Agendas

Minutes

Water Fluoridation Committee 2015/2016

In 2015, Peel Regional Council established a Water Fluoridation Committee with a mandate of organizing an educational session for all Regional Councillors to provide them with information on community water fluoridation.

The educational session was held on January 21, 2016 fulfilling the mandate of the Water Fluoridation Committee.

The Water Fluoridation Committee meeting agendas and minutes are available online:

Agenda

Minutes

Resources

Fluoride

Region of Peel Tap Water

Fluoridation Additive Information

The Region of Peel currently uses fluorosilicic acid (FSA) for water fluoridation. The FSA additive used in the Region of Peel is derived from calcium fluoride and meets the industry and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change accepted standards for use in drinking water fluoridation.

Water fluoridation takes place at the Lakeview and Lorne Park Water Treatment Plants, which supply the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and southern parts of Caledon (including Bolton and Mayfield West). Both treatment plants are operated on the Region's behalf by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). The FSA is purchased by OCWA from ControlChem Canada in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

The following information is updated quarterly.

The treated water in the South Peel Drinking Water System that is distributed to customers is routinely tested for a variety of microbiological, chemical, and radiological parameters. To view the test results, see Appendix A in the current Brampton, Mississauga and South Caledon (South Peel Drinking Water System) annual Water Quality Report.

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